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Spring 2017
Profile

Profile: Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni

By Julie Lancaster

Singer Merita Halili and accordionist/composer Raif Hyseni, world-class performers from Albania and Kosova, respectively, began teaching at the EEFC camps in 1997. Read about their remarkable lives. Continue Reading

Spring 2017
In the Hood

Boston’s Balkan Music Night – Over 30 and Still Going Strong!

By Henry Goldberg

In the mid-1980s, there was a small, but established, Balkan music scene on the East Coast. Groups like Novo Selo in Philadelphia, Ženska Pesna in New York, and Evo Nas in Boston . . . . Continue Reading

Spring 2017

2016 Scholarship Recipients

By Kef Times Staff

In 2016 our community sent 16 individuals on scholarship to the summer Balkan Music & Dance Workshops. Read their reports here. Continue Reading

Spring 2017

New and Notable

By Kef Times Staff

New recordings and books by folks in EEFC land. Continue Reading

Spring 2017

2016 Workshop Photos

By Kef Times Staff

See photos from the 2016 Mendocino and Iroquois Springs Workshops. Continue Reading

Spring 2017

In Memoriam

By Kef Times Staff

In this issue we honor two giants in our community and beyond who died in 2016: Vassil Bebelekov, gajda player and teacher, and Esma Redžepova, singer, teacher and humanitarian. Continue Reading

Spring 2017

Join the EEFC!

By Kef Times Staff

The Balkan Music & Dance Workshops have been life-changing for many of us . . . but tuition doesn’t cover the cost of the workshops. Here we salute all those who donated or joined during 2016. Continue Reading

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